See also: Claque and claqué

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French claquer (to clap one's hands).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklæk/, /ˈklɑːk/
  • Homophones: clack, clerk (non-rhotic accents)
    • (file)

NounEdit

claque (plural claques)

  1. A group of people hired to attend a performance and to either applaud or boo.
  2. A group of people who pre-arrange among themselves to express strong support for an idea, so as to give the false impression of a wider consensus.
  3. A group of fawning admirers.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From claquer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

claque f (plural claques)

  1. slap
  2. slap on the cheek
  3. (Quebec) overshoe
  4. (sports) thrashing; thumping (heavy defeat)

claque m (plural claques)

  1. (slang) gambling den
  2. (slang) whorehouse, brothel

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: claque
  • Spanish: claque

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French claque.

NounEdit

claque f (invariable)

  1. claque

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • claque in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French claque.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

claque f (plural claques)

  1. claque

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